NNexus by Innovaud

Build solid grounds for your startup with Innovaud’s broad network

The NNexus program, introduced in 2021, is designed to support early-stage high-tech startups by giving them privileged access to our network of industry experts and entrepreneurs.
The goal is to help you move faster and easier through the various stages of business validation. With NNexus, you get valuable insight into your target market and the challenges faced by business founders. 

In the ten years since Innovaud was founded, we’ve built up an extensive, one-of-a-kind network (nexus in Latin) of high-tech CEOs and industry leaders. We are now making this gold mine of knowledge and experience available to select startups through our NNexus program.

Working principles

How it works

During the six months of the program, you’ll meet with our dedicated NNexus Team composed of Innovaud’s Innovation Advisors and Key Account Managers – all experts in your field - at least once a month to touch base on your business maturation goals and needs. Based on this information, we’ll put you in touch with the right experts from our network to help you address whatever challenges you may be facing. 
It will be an intense six months, but you’ll come out of it with a stronger value proposition, a more effective business model, and/or a viable go-to-market strategy. We can also introduce you to other experts, partner businesses and organizations for pilot tests or joint R&D.

Selection process

We plan to hold between three and five application rounds each year. If you’re interested, send us an email with a short description of your business. We’ll then send you an application form to fill out and return. 
For each round, we will select two startups to pitch their business plan to our NNexus selection panel (see members below).


NNexus provides a unique opportunity to enhance and consolidate your development strategy with the input of industry experts, putting you on track to reach your business goals. 

Please apply here for the next round.

Selection panel

The NNexus selection panel consists of seasoned experts from a variety of backgrounds, all with extensive startup experience. Members include serial entrepreneurs, investors and tech-savvy senior executives from industries such as manufacturing, foodtech, agritech, healthtech, cleantech, digital systems, micro- and nano-technology, and hospitality.

Vincent Dessenne

General Manager, Heraeus Materials SA

Adrienne Perramond Wagnière

Angel Investor and Startup Advisor, Mediator

Thierry Duvanel

Director of Collaborative Innovation, Bühler Group

Stéphane Doutriaux

Senior Executive

Laurent-Dominique Piveteau

CEO, Debiotech

Philipp Hasler

Investment Director, Emerald Technology Ventures

Saad Harti

Founder and CEO, Legacy Healthcare

Remi Walbaum

Chief Innovation Officer, École Hôtelière de Lausanne

Pierre Morgon

Founder and CEO, MRGN Advisors

Staffan Ahlgren

CEO, Tyre Recycling Solutions

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